noack920

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I just got a remington 700 338 lapua and am looking for a scope. For now i don't have too much money to spend so I was looking at the vortex viper 6.5-20x44, 6.5-20x50 or the nikon monarch 6-24x50. Any opinions, pros, cons, and ideas will be appreciated.
 

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I'd go for the 50mm objective options. The glass on both are about equal, with the edge probably going to Nikon. However, the Nikon is only a 1" tube. The 30mm tube on the viper is more common amongst higher end Scopes so you wont have to buy new rings if you choose to upgrade.
 

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Is there a big difference between the 44 and 50 objective lens? Is it worth $100.
 

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I have a Nikon scope on a rifle, and it is clearer than the Vortex I have looked through. I would however rather have the Vortex for long range due to the 30mm tube.
 

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Try a Sightron SIII 6-24x50,Great glass and tracking,100 moa adjustment,30mm tube.Not Tacticool,but is a good quality optic.Made in Japan and not the Philippines or China.